Peter Ashdown

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Peter Ashdown
Born (1934-10-16) 16 October 1934 (age 85)
Danbury, Essex, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1959
Teamsnon-works Cooper
Entries1
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1959 British Grand Prix
Last entry1959 British Grand Prix

Peter Hawthorn Ashdown (born 16 October 1934 in Danbury, Essex)[1] is a former motor racing driver. He drove in a single Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, racing a Cooper.

Prior to Formula One, he was one of the leaders of the British Formula Junior scene, but an accident at Rouen-Les-Essarts in 1958, in which he broke his collarbone, considerably hampered his career.[2] He continued racing, and competed in a Formula Two (F2) Cooper-Climax entered by Alan Brown at the 1959 British Grand Prix at Aintree. He finished in 12th position, third of the F2 cars and six laps down.[3] From there he drove a Formula Junior Lola and many small-engined sports cars, winning his class in the 1960 and 1962 1000km Nürburgring. He retired in 1962.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1959 Equipe Alan Brown Cooper T45 (F2) Climax
Straight-4
MON 500 NED FRA GBR
12
GER POR ITA USA NC 0
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drivers: Peter Ashdown". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 27 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Driver: Ashdown, Peter". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Retrieved 27 November 2007.
  3. ^ a b Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 37. ISBN 0851127029.